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Wine Industry Spotlights

Hot Foot Continues to Take Avian Repellents to an Art

Hot Foot Continues to Take Avian Repellents to an Art

Wineries exist in every state in this Union, as do birds. Birds carry diseases and parasites, and no one wants that any of that dropping into their premium wines during fermentation. The solution is clear: exclude the birds and keep them from returning. The concept of Hot Foot America’s Knotless InvisiNet bird netting and complementary […]

The Spotlight Falls on the International Bulk Wine and Spirits Show in San Francisco

The Spotlight Falls on the International Bulk Wine and Spirits Show in San Francisco

The timing of the upcoming International Bulk Wine & Spirits Show (IBWSS) in San Francisco could not be more relevant. It takes place amidst growing dynamism in the U.S. bulk wine and spirits market. Additionally, it takes place at the same time as the global wine industry is reeling from the smallest global wine harvest […]

DAOU: Where Everything Is Selected to Achieve the Highest Quality

DAOU: Where Everything Is Selected to Achieve the Highest Quality

Winemaker Daniel Daou and his brother built the magnificent DAOU winery on top of DAOU Mountain in the western hills of Paso Robles, not for the sheer beauty of the place, but for its potential to achieve their vision of making world class Bordeaux style wines. “The terroir here is unique; it may be the only place […]

Industry Leader Addresses Winery Labor Shortage with Automation Options

Industry Leader Addresses Winery Labor Shortage with Automation Options

In this day of labor shortage, wineries are seeking solutions to manage this difficult situation. A-B-C Packaging helps wineries looking to reduce labor, eliminate liability and reliably feed bottles whether received in reshipper cases or bulk palletloads. For over fifty years, they have been at the forefront of providing decasing and depalletizing solutions to wineries […]

A Wine Analyzer Designed to Meet Current and Future Winemaking Needs

A Wine Analyzer Designed to Meet Current and Future Winemaking Needs

The winemaking process is an art that has been perfected over many years; quality has always been at the center of this process, but new technologies continue to help winemakers elevate their products. To ensure Excellence in Every Glass, winemakers need reliable high quality test results that show a clear picture of the status of the […]

Oak Research Continues to Yield New Precision Oenology Tools

Oak Research Continues to Yield New Precision Oenology Tools

The phenolic and aromatic compounds affecting wine profiles make up only 5-10% of untoasted oak, and those compounds can vary widely not just between oak species and forest locations, but even more between individual trees. With such a high individual variance, “it is practically impossible to create two barrels that impact a wine’s profile in […]

USA Wine Ratings: Wines Judged on Quality, Value and Packaging

USA Wine Ratings: Wines Judged on Quality, Value and Packaging

The newly announced USA Wine Ratings will take place in San Francisco, California on July 23-24, 2018. The event is already generating buzz within the wine industry because this awards competition will use an entirely new benchmark for judging wines. In contrast to the traditional wine scoring system, which only rewards winemaking ability, the new scoring system of the USA Wine Ratings will use a weighting of three different criteria: Quality, Value and Packaging.

Custom Crush Facility Couples State of the Art Equipment with Unique DTC Opportunity

Custom Crush Facility Couples State of the Art Equipment with Unique DTC Opportunity

Imagine a world where you can have it all. You are able to craft beautiful, high-end artisan wines in a pristine, well run production facility that delivers a perfect expression of the fruit every time. When your vintage is ready for bottling and distribution, you can activate your carefully cultivated mailing list and invite your […]

An Agency Created Just for You

An Agency Created Just for You

We bring brands to life through beautiful packaging, engaging digital media, and enticing retail environments. The result: a seamless brand experience across all major touch points. How do we do that? Read on.

Custom Crush Winery Adds Hospitality and DTC Services for Clients

Custom Crush Winery Adds Hospitality and DTC Services for Clients

“Sugarloaf Crush offers a top-of-the-line production environment, but the added hospitality services are the clincher,” says winemaker Ted Weisser, who makes his Satyre brand at Sugarloaf and is now spearheading the new Sonoma Vintners Studio at Sugarloaf Crush.

Wine Industry Conference to Explore Impact of Cannabis in Central Coast

Wine Industry Conference to Explore Impact of Cannabis in Central Coast

When Californians voted to legalize recreational marijuana on November 8, 2016, there may have been a common assumption among many that pot smokers and wine drinkers belonged to two distinctly different social groups. But as counties and other municipalities throughout the state continue to grapple with the regulations around marijuana cultivation and sales, strong evidence […]

Message for Wine Industry on Effective Marketing: “It’s Not All About the Wine”

Message for Wine Industry on Effective Marketing: “It’s Not All About the Wine”

Elizabeth “E” Slater may be small in stature (she’s 4’ 10”), but she packs a wallop of a message for the wine industry on sharpening its focus with direct to consumer (DTC) sales and customer service. Slater created her company In Short Direct Marketing in 1994 when, as she says, “wineries were just beginning to […]

Grow Your Bulk & Private Label Business in USA

Grow Your Bulk & Private Label Business in USA

Book Before March 20 and Get 2 Day Conference Pass Included. This year’s International Bulk Wine & Spirits Show will focus on ways that market participants can increase their overall profitability The 2018 International Bulk Wine & Spirits Show (IBWSS) in San Francisco will give participants from around the world a unique hands-on opportunity to learn how […]

Dialing in Precision Gas Management with JUCLAS’ New MASTERMIND® REMOVE PLUS System

Dialing in Precision Gas Management with JUCLAS’ New MASTERMIND® REMOVE PLUS System

JUCLAS is proud to announce the release of their new gas management system, MASTERMIND® REMOVE PLUS, which allows the winemaker to remove dissolved oxygen from wine – as well as the addition or removal of dissolved CO2 – without having to sparge. This fully automatic, membrane-based process is done in a closed system so no […]

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Inspired Oenological Staves Deliver Precision and Consistent Results

Inspired Oenological Staves Deliver Precision and Consistent Results

Building on 20 years of innovation and expertise in the interaction between oak and wine, Vivelys has expanded their oak solutions range with the new Boisé Inspiration staves. A world leader in technical oenological oak and a pioneer in precision oenology, Boisé is renowned for their quality and ability to innovate. The development and production […]